Happy Faces: Bringing a Touch of Joy to Tripoli’s Underprivileged areas

Eid is an occasion for children to celebrate and reunite with their loved ones but unfortunately that’s not the case in several areas in Lebanon and especially in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city and one of its poorest. Last year, I visited Tripoli during Eid and visited some of its most deprived streets where NGOs and locals had prepared small gatherings to entertain the children. What caught my attention the most was a volunteer-led clown flash-mob…

Trail-runner Patrick Vaughan Sets new Record for the Lebanon Mountain Trail

The Lebanon Mountain Trail is the longest hiking trail in Lebanon as it pretty much covers the whole country. It extends from Kobayat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 440 km path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,000 meters above sea level. "The trail celebrates the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon’s mountains and promotes responsible tourism that brings economic…
Critiques

Horsh Beirut’s Pine Trees No Longer Under Threat?

4 weeks ago
Harsh Beirut has been closed for months now ever since its pine trees came under renewed threat from invasive sects. While pine trees in Lebanon’s mountainous regions were also affected, “the big losses were registered ...
Critiques

We’re Fighting over Fireworks now!

1 month ago
Every year, people look forward to Jounieh’s spectacular fireworks and this year was no different, except that they were organized by the Jounieh Summer Festival, not the Jounieh International Festival. I personally enjoyed the fireworks ...
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The Coca-Cola Happiness Truck is in Lebanon!

1 month ago
Coca-Cola’s Happiness truck has been roaming the world for years now and it has finally come to Lebanon! The concept is simple yet creative and highly engaging: A rigged Coca-Cola truck roaming the country delivering ...
Baladi

The Children’s Heart Center at AUBMC Performs First Successful Heart Transplant

1 month ago
The first successful heart transplant for a pediatric patient in Lebanon was performed on a five year child at the American University of Beirut Medical Center on June 14. The child was “successfully taken off ...
Critiques

12 Gun-Related Crimes & 13 Victims in the Past Month in #Lebanon

1 month ago
There’s a list being shared online showing the names of 17 victims of violence in the past 21 days. That’s a shocking number to say the least but I did check every single one of ...
Critiques

Lebanese no longer need a Visa to Travel to Qatar

1 month ago
Qatar issued a memo yesterday adding Lebanon to its list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement. The memo issued by Qatar’s Airport Passports Departments stated that tourist visas will be granted instantly ...
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Best & Worst Father’s Day Ads – Lebanon [2017]

1 month ago
Here are some of the best Father’s Day ads I spotted this year as well as one horrible ad that I kept for last. My favorites this year are Exotica and Al Rifai. WHYYY?? ...
Food

Burgundy (Beirut) on CNN’s List of Underrated Restaurants Worldwide

1 month ago
CNN asked food experts and members of the global academy that appoints panelists for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for their recommendations for underrated restaurants, and Burgundy Beirut made it to the list. Here’s what ...
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